1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Tecticornia Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa and Australasia..

    [FZ]

    Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

    Habit
    Shrubs, usually thinly woody, low, glabrous, seemingly leafless, apparently built up of numerous, superposed, more or less tubular segments which are green or glaucous and ultimately shrivel and fall away from the stem; each segment at apex forming a little cup usually with two short teeth or lobes and embracing the base of the next higher segment.
    Inflorescences
    Spikes (in our species) ultimately disarticulating into rings, in others sometimes persistent. Fertile segments aggregated into spikes at ends of stem and lateral branches.
    Flowers
    Flowers minute, usually (always in our species) in clusters (cymules) of 3, a pair of opposite clusters to each fertile segment, which consists of two normally fused bracts.
    Perianth
    Perianth minutely and irregularly 3-lobed at apex (with us), never with a truncate lateral shield.
    Stamens
    Stamens 0–1 per flower.
    Seeds
    Endosperm present and obvious. Embryo curved. Seeds (in our species) with a hard crustaceous testa, smooth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Mauritania, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Senegal, Somalia, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

    Tecticornia Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 65 (1880)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0